AW14 Fashion Trends

WIth AW14 now in full swing, here’s a round up of some key trends which may well be on your fashion wish list over the coming months.

Prints –  Plaid, classic tartan and modern checks have carried over from the summer to feature heavily on the AW14 catwalks and are now a firm favourite for fashion brands this winter. Houndstooth and geometric prints will also be a popular choice. For those who prefer more feminine patterns, leopard print, snake print, 1960’s inspired florals, jacquard and brocade will add some fashionable variety.

Colours – This time of year normally sees an influx of darker hues and AW14 is no exception with deep berry colours and red in particular making a big impact. Blue will also be on every fashionista’s must-have list, so bright colours like cobalt, teal and electric blue will be great for adding pops of colour to your winter wardrobe. These will make the perfect contrast to the ‘normcore’ trend which sees the colour grey being a major fashion statement.

Textures – Shearling is a fashion favourite this winter. Look out for sheepskin lined jackets and boots with decorative sheepskin trims to add a cosy feel. Velvet returns as a traditional choice with clothing and footwear featuring the tactile fabric in dark colours. Wool also makes its annual appearance with chunky knits providing some cosy comfort.

Footwear – Shoes and boots this season will feature many of the trends detailed above, so look out for floral prints, patterns, checks and textured fabrics like tweed and velvet. Grey and navy are key colours, but bright shoes in red and shades of blue offer a chance to create a more colourful look. Embellishments are also big this winter – think statement buckles, straps and bows. Mary-Jane shoes with the strap across the foot will be a key style as will ankle boots with varying heel heights and cut-out details. Chunky shoes and chunky boots are also on trend along with over the knee boots for making a real fashion statement.

For AW14 your fashion choices are varied, you can team bold patterns with chunky knits or keep things simple with chic grey layers. Add some colour with blue shoes and accessories or channel the modern victorian style with brocade patterns and rich velvets.

Our AW14 women’s footwear picks:

Ruby Shoo Ashley Navy Blue Floral Mary Jane Shoes - £44.99

Ruby Shoo Ashley Navy Blue Floral Mary Jane Shoes – £44.99

Blowfish Octave Brown Oxford Tweed Flat Ankle Boots - £49.99

Blowfish Octave Brown Oxford Tweed Flat Ankle Boots – £49.99

Ravel Montana Womens Black Leather Cut Out Ankle Boots - £79.99

Ravel Montana Womens Black Leather Cut Out Ankle Boots – £79.99

Blowfish Karona Whiskey Brown Lace Up Ankle Boots - £69.99

Blowfish Karona Whiskey Brown Lace Up Ankle Boots – £69.99

T.U.K Autumn Plaid Black Tartan High Heel Court Shoes - £54.99

T.U.K Autumn Plaid Black Tartan High Heel Court Shoes – £54.99

Ruby Shoo Miley Womens Red Floral Vintage Style Court Shoes - £44.99

Ruby Shoo Miley Womens Red Floral Vintage Style Court Shoes – £44.99

Which of these trends will you be wearing this winter?

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Reef

The brand Reef was established in the 1980’s by two entrepreneurial brothers from Argentina who had a passion for surfing. They opened their own surf shop in Argentina and then subsequently moved to San Diego where their summer sandals became popular with surfers and beach goers.

Their aim was to create quality, comfortable sandals for people who enjoyed an active lifestyle and this ethos is still at the heart of the company today. Reef has also had success in the snowboarding, skate and mainstream fashion scenes and they now create a wide range of clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women.

Today the brand is a popular choice for people who are attracted to its bohemian, eco-conscious, surf-inspired spirit and their high quality products combine fashion and comfort. Reef’s SS14 sandal collection incorporates a range of styles, fabrics and patterns which look just as good on the streets as they do on the beach.

Here are our top picks from this season’s range:

 

Reef Gypsylove Womens Leather Flip Flops Pink - £29.99

Reef Gypsylove Womens Leather Flip Flops Pink – £29.99

 

Reef Womens Stargazer Glitter Flip Flops Tan/Multi - £21.99

Reef Womens Stargazer Glitter Flip Flops Tan/Multi – £21.99

 

Reef Womens De Rio Flip Flops Black/Metallic - £14.99

Reef Womens De Rio Flip Flops Black/Metallic – £14.99

 

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Shine On

Grab your sunglasses, this summer is set to shine with reflective metallics. The shimmering touches of gold, silver and bronze are one of this season’s hottest fashion trends. Team a statement metallic piece with toned down casuals to avoid too much shine – try a metallic skirt with a plain white shirt or a smart office outfit with shining accessories like a metallic handbag or shoes.

The metallic trend doesn’t have to be a massive statement – the array of metallic nude tones and delicate silvers mean it’s easy to match subtle metallics with your everyday wear and still be bang on trend.

Here’s our pick of the best metallic footwear, so you don’t lose your shine this summer.

Ravel Balm Metallic Rose Gold Leather Sandals - £59.99

Ravel Balm Metallic Rose Gold Leather Sandals – £59.99

Fly London Bly Black Leather Gold Metal Plate Sandals - £94.99

Fly London Bly Black Leather Gold Metal Plate Sandals – £94.99

Ipanema Tropical Silver Womens Flip Flops - £15.99

Ipanema Tropical Silver Womens Flip Flops – £15.99

Blowfish Barnes Bronze Metallic Gladiator Sandals - £44.99

Blowfish Barnes Bronze Metallic Gladiator Sandals – £44.99

Ravel Aster Black Suede Gold Metal Flat Sandals - £54.99

Ravel Aster Black Suede Gold Metal Flat Sandals – £54.99

Will you be wearing metallics this season?

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Think Pink

For SS14, pink will be the colour of choice for many. The pink trend which also featured high on our fashion hit list of colours for AW13 is back and now incorporates almost all shades – from the vibrant brights of fuchsia, magenta and acid pink right through to pastel shades and candy floss pinks.

This varied colour palette means we can pick and choose the shades which take our fancy and suit our personal colourings whilst still being on trend. When it comes to clothing, cool complexions with fair skin and fair hair tend to suit cooler shades of pink – softer pastels and nude pinks will compliment your colourings without overwhelming you as much as darker shades could. Warmer complexions and brown hair should find warmer pinks like coral will be a good match whilst those with dark skin and dark hair will look great in brighter shades like neon and fuchsia.

Experimenting with different shades we might not have worn for years is all part of the fun and although the thought of wearing pink might be too girly for some, pink accessories and accents will add the necessary impact to stay on trend this summer.

Our SS14 womens footwear range includes pink shoes and pink sandals from top fashion brands. Adding a pair of pink heels to your evening wear or a casual pair of pink trainers for the day will inject a summery feel to your outfits.

 

Skechers Go Walk 2 Hot Pink Slip On Trainers

Skechers Go Walk 2 Hot Pink Slip On Trainers – £48.99

 

Ruby Shoo Portia Purple Pink Court Shoes - £44.99

Ruby Shoo Portia Purple Pink Court Shoes – £44.99

 

Ipanema Unique II Pink Robin Womens Flip Flops - £17.99

Ipanema Unique II Pink Robin Womens Flip Flops – £17.99

 

Ruby Shoo Alice Dusky Pink Flower Mary Jane Shoes

Ruby Shoo Alice Dusky Pink Flower Mary Jane Shoes

 

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Animal Footwear

Animal is the latest brand to be added to our women’s footwear range. The UK based brand was founded in 1987 by two surfers who designed a product to solve the problem of their watch straps breaking whilst in the water. The webbing hook and loop watch strap they created proved to be a hit with friends and fellow surfers and this became the start of the Animal brand. From here the team began creating sports watches aimed at freesports enthusiasts and these watches are still popular today. Now the Animal range has grown considerably to include action sports inspired clothing, footwear, accessories, eyewear, luggage and technical outerwear.

The Animal Spring Summer 2014 women’s footwear range includes a mix of vivid prints and vibrant colours. You’ll find on trend styles which feature classic ditsy floral prints, fashionable stripes and colourful pastels. Animal flip flops are the ultimate in casual chic, offering comfort and simplicity for lazy summer days.

Animal footwear at KissShoe.co.uk

Animal footwear at KissShoe.co.uk

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New Season Fashion Trends For SS14

With Spring/Summer ’14 just around the corner, here are some of the new season fashion trends which will most likely be making their way into our wardrobes over the course of the next few months.

Colour Trends:  Pink will undoubtedly be one of the key colours for SS14, from bright magenta to pastel blush tones, the choice is yours. Pastel shades of blue, mint and lilac will also be popular. In contrast to the candy colours, monochrome black and white will also feature strongly along with plain white.

Style Trends:  Many SS14 designs are inspired by the 90’s so expect lots of sports luxe, crop tops and wide leg trousers. A-line mini skirts, spaghetti strap camisole dresses and backpacks will also be on trend.

Fabric Trends:  Shiny metallics and floaty sheer fabrics will be popular. Leather and faux leather will also continue to be in style which is good news for anyone who bought a leather skirt or trousers for AW13.

Footwear Trends:  Functional flat sandals, slip-on pool sliders, deck shoes and fashion trainers will be the key summer day wear to keep things casual. T-Bar shoes, block heels, chunky sandals, almond toe courts and Mary Jane’s will be the fashionable choice for those who prefer some added height.

Prints & Patterns:  Tartan style checks will continue to be the pattern of choice. We’ll also be seeing some colourful arty prints and big bold florals. Tribal and geometric patterns will also remain popular.

Spring/Summer is a great time to be adventurous with the new shapes, colours and fabrics. We’d love to hear which fashion trends you’ll be wearing in SS14?

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Looking Forward to SS14

We’re a little late to the party to be saying Happy New Year so instead we’d like to thank each and every one of you who has placed an order with us in the last year. We really do appreciate your support and in turn we’re confident we’ve provided you with shoes that you love alongside our great customer service.

This year KissShoe will be continuing to grow and you’ll see a range of new brands making a fashionable appearance for Spring/Summer ’14, including Ipanema, Animal, O’Neill and Dude. We’ll also have new season styles from our customer favourites including Skechers, Ravel, Blowfish, Fly London and Ruby Shoo, to name a few.

We can’t wait to show you all the fresh and colourful Spring/Summer collections, but in the meantime we’ve slashed the prices on our current stock so bargain hunters will be pleased to know that many items are now under £10.

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